Draping on the Stand (Online Short Course)

Online draping course

Online draping course

Draping (also known as modelling and working on the stand) is a fun, creative and intuitive way for anyone interested in developing shapes and silhouettes for fashion and garment designs. Just like a sculptor would, you work three-dimensionally on a mannequin (dummy) by smoothing, pleating, and pinning fabric until you are happy with the shape achieved...

Taught by: Alina Moat.

Description

Draping (also known as modelling and working on the stand) is a fun, creative and intuitive way for anyone interested in developing shapes and silhouettes for fashion and garment designs. Just like a sculptor would, you work three-dimensionally on a mannequin (dummy) by smoothing, pleating, and pinning fabric until you are happy with the shape achieved.

Draping allows for an immediate visualisation of ideas, which is why it has been historically used by famous couturiers such as Cristobal Balenciaga and more recently by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin to achieve beautiful flowing shapes. 

This online course will introduce you to different draping techniques such as darting and pleating. It will also teach you the rules of draping, measuring, preparing your dummy and fabric and marking your drapes so they can be transferred easily onto paper to create a pattern.

The course is an invaluable addition to your portfolio as a fashion student / designer. 

The course will include: 

  • Introduction to draping, measuring and preparing the fabric and dummy
  • Draping a standard skirt and transferring it to paper
  • Other skirt styles
  • Draping a standard bodice and transferring it to paper
  • Dart manipulations
  • Bias draping
  • Introduction to draping, measuring and preparing the fabric and dummy

Why choose an LCF online short course?

Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time. 


Online learning:

Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time.

All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutorand other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites, powerpoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences.

You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions.These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.


Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


Booking:

Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software.

When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you. 

If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.




Tutor information

Alina Moat is a lecturer in design and creative pattern cutting. She works with LCF courses such as BA Womenswear, MA Fashion and the Environment, BA Fashion Studies. She also delivers workshops on draping on the stand in Turkey, Slovenia and Korea. As a freelancer she has recently created a smartphone application for learning to drape on the stand, has created a new school uniform for Thomas Tallis School in London, and has drawn the technical illustrations for Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills) by Dennic Chunman Lo.


Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Dummy/manequin/dress stand (Kennett & Lindsell is industry standard)
  • 10 meters of light weight calico (At Least 1,60M Wide)
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pattern Cutting/Lightweight Paper
  • 0.5 Mm Mechanical Pencil
  • Pattern Cutting/ Set Square 
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Paper Scissors
  • Masking Tape
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Rubber/Eraser
  • Red/Black/Blue Felted Pens
  • Dressmakers tape or ribbon (narrow cotton black stay tape max width 10mm)
  • Iron
  • Sewing needles
  • Red thread
  • Digital camera

In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Headphones
  • Webcam

Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

Further information on the online learning system requirements.





Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

If no dates are showing then please 'Enquire about this course' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.